Our Adoption Process:
View our adoptable animals by clicking the button above or by searching for "The Humane Society of Lackawanna County" on PetFinder. We often post our adoptable animals with a description on our Facebook page. Once you have a pet(s) in mind, fill out our online application. Please make sure that all details are filled in on the application. Once your application has been received and processed, someone from our adoptions department will contact you with next steps.
Adoption Return Policy:
If for any reason your adoption doesn't work out, we encourage you to return your pet to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Please contact the shelter before doing so. Please bring all paperwork given at the time of adoption. Please also note, no adoption fees will be refunded.
Policy on Pet Cosmetic Alterations:
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter's policy is that adopters will not subject adopted pets to any non-medically necessary cosmetic alterations. Such as (but not limited to), ear cropping, de-clawing, tail docking, de-barking, etc. For more information on why de-clawing is never in the cat's best interest, please visit
Please do not print this application. If needed, paper applications can be found at our shelter and need to be done in person. Thank you
Puppy up to 1 year - $350
Dog 1 year and over - $190
Senior Dogs (12y/o and over) - $75.00
Dog Adoptions Includes:
DA2ppv combination vaccine
Spay or Neuter
Kitten up to 1 year - $90 ($70 if kitten is not altered)
Cat 1 year and over - $75
Cat Adoptions Includes:
Feline Leukemia and FIV Testing
Spay or Neuter If Old Enough (adopter is responsible with getting the kitten fixed once it is old enough)
Other Animal Adoption
Rabbits - $50, $75/pair
Guinea Pigs - $15, $20/pair
Rats / Mice - $10, $15/pair
Gerbils - $10, $15/pair
Hamsters - $10
Ferrets $20, $30/pair
Birds $15, $20/pair
Rabbit adoption fee includes microchip.
Senior to Senior
This program helps Seniors (60 years old and up) be united with a cat or dog ages 7 and up.
Senior-to-Senior Dog - $65
Senior-to-Senior Cat - $40
Adoption Fees Explained:
All adoption fees collected assist in the daily care and ongoing needs of our animals during their stay at our shelter. Every animal adopted has been provided a full medical examination along with medical treatment (if needed). Our adoption fee includes vaccinations, a microchip, and the spaying/neutering of the animal. We reserve the right to hold special animal adoption promotions wherein prices may be reduced or waived altogether for a period of time.